This major traveling exhibition showcased archival documents, photos, and artifacts as it told the story of the history of 20th century physics, the American Physical Society, and the dynamic relationship of APS and its journals to American culture and politics.
The display served as the gateway to the APS Centennial Meeting and Physics Festival in Atlanta in March 1999 at the Georgia World Congress Center. After the meeting, the exhibition was shown to members of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill, and traveled to the American Center for Physics, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In March 2000, the exhibition was featured at the New York symposium, “Creating Copenhagen,” which examined the relationship of Bohr and Heisenberg, physics, philosophy, and politics, on the occasion of the opening of a Broadway play that dealt with those topics. After the symposium, the exhibition was on display at the official opening of the new CUNY Graduate Center. Excerpts from the exhibition were published in twelve issues of APS News and APS News Online.
Access a serialized version of the exhibition at APS News Online here: